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K-State Research and Extension
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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

June 1, 2021

Community Health Corner

Submitted by Elaine Johannes

According to the CDC, community health uses science-based approaches for the greatest health benefit to the greatest number of people by addressing social, economic and structural drivers that impact health. Changes in policies, systems and environments, settings are among the most effective ways to tackle big health issues. Being healthy is not just about individual choices, it’s also about the conditions that influence everyone’s health.

REGISTER NOW: June 8 (Tuesday); 12-4 p.m. CDT. Kansas Community Health Worker Symposium: Everything Connects, Unification in Uncertain Times.

REGISTER NOW: June 14-15 (Monday, Tuesday); 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-3 p.m. CDT. Civic Engagement and Civic Infrastructure to Advance Health Equity workshop. Organized by the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

READ NOW: Released May 26, 2021 - Mental Health and Substance Use Considerations Among Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. This brief explores factors contributing to poor mental health and substance use outcomes among children during the pandemic.

For more information contact: Elaine Johannes ejohanne@ksu.edu